Period: The week of April 21st – April 27th (2014)
Top-seller: Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (PSV) – 145,029
Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,073 | Total sales: 9,476,207
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 27,914 | Total sales: 5,987,389
PlayStation Vita sales: 22,394 | Total sales: 2,741,989
Vita TV sales: 1,548 | 107,942
Wii U sales: 5,710 | Total sales: 1,714,122
PlayStation 4 sales: 12,712 | 546,881
Last week saw the release of Bandai Namco’s Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the PS Vita. The game, which was the best-selling new release for the week, sold 145,029 copies in its first week, slightly outdoing the launch sales of its predecessor, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment.
Infinity Moment was released on PSP in 2013, and sold 138,180 copies in its first week.
At the #2 spot was Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call for the Nintendo 3DS. The game, which is an updated version of the original Theatrhythm, sold 80,523 copies in its first week. Owing to a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle, Curtain Call boosted sales of the 3DS XL model for the week.
At #3 was Yo-kai Watch, with another 43,136 copies sold. The game has sold 800,000 copies in Japan thus far, and it should be interesting to see how just many of these users opt to buy Yo-kai Watch 2 at launch, when the game releases in July.
From there on, however, the state of software sales was rather poor. Everything below the #5 spot sold less than 12,000 copies, and that includes other new releases for the week, such as Nippon Ichi’s I Thought it’d be Harem Paradise but it Turned Out Yandere Hell. That game sold 4,000 copies.
Meanwhile, it looks like NES Remix—both 1 and 2—got a retail release together in Japan. NES Remix 1+2 sold 11,079 copies during the week.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment||145,029||New||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|New||02.||Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call||80,523||New||3DS||Square Enix|
|01.||03.||Yo-kai Watch||43,136||798,046||3DS||Level 5|
|05.||04.||Mario Party: Island Tour||15,654||320,489||3DS||Nintendo|
|04.||05.||The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z||12,240||186,396||PS3||Bandai Namco|
|New||06.||NES Remix 1+2||11,079||New||WiiU||Nintendo|
|New||07.||BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma||10,709||New||PSV||Arc System Works|
|06.||08.||The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z||8,678||154,669||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|04.||09.||Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection||6,473||33,398||3DS||Capcom|
|10.||10.||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||6,444||204,498||PS3||Konami|
|13.||11.||Kirby Triple Deluxe||6,326||559,903||3DS||Nintendo|
|14.||12.||Pokémon X and Y||6,001||4,040,630||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|07.||13.||Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki UP!||5,926||18,241||3DS||Nintendo|
|11.||14.||Samurai Warriors 4||5,392||218,011||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|03.||15.||Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn||4,858||36,185||PS4||Square Enix|
|New||16.||Monster Hunter Frontier GG Premium Package||4,689||New||PS3||Capcom|
|New||17.||Maple Story: Unmei no Shoujo||4,203||New||3DS||Nexon|
|New||18.||I Thought it’d be Harem Paradise but it Turned Out Yandere Hell||4,101||New||PS3||Nippon Ichi|
|New||19.||Muv-Luv Photon flowers||4,090||New||PS3||5pb.|
|17.||20.||Just Dance Wii U||4,000||33,934||WiiU||Nintendo|
Note: Next week’s sales column will be posted a day later than usual (May 8th), due to Japan’s Golden Week holiday.